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Governor urges people to work devotedly, selflessly to overcome hardship.

PESHAWAR, March 25, 2012 (Balochistan Times): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Barrister Masood Kausar has said that the kind of problems, we are faced with in the present age demands us as the whole nation to work devotedly and selflessly to overcome them and there is a need to take inspirations from the socially and economically developed societies of the world in this respect. Correctly outlined priorities and policies, he added, could bridge the gap to pace with the rest of the world. He was addressing as the chief guest at the 2nd Convocation of the Saidu Medical College, Swat at its premises on Saturday wherein the graduates right from Session 2005 to Session- 2010 were awarded bachelor of medicine and surgery degrees and the gold medals who have achieved distinctive positions in various disciplines and the respective academic sessions. Dr. Niaz Shah Yousaf was adjudged as the best graduate of the Session 2010 who had also got distinctive position in the examination held under the auspices of Khyber Medical University during the same Session at the provincial level. Similarly, Dr. Yasir Ahmad achieved the honour of being best graduate of the college for the session 2009 whereas Dr. Muhammad Sadiq and Dr. Muhammad Zaheer got the distinctive position for the Sessions, 2008 and 2007 respectively. Furthermore, Dr. Muhammad Omer was declared the best graduate of the session 2006. The ceremony was also addressed by the Vice Chancellor of the Khyber Medical University, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hafeezullah and the Principal of the College, Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Khan while the provincial minister for Forests, Wajid Ali Khan and an MPA from Swat, Sher Shah Khan were also present on this occasion besides other dignitaries and parents of the graduates. Barrister Masood Kausar while referring to the difficulties faced by the people of Swat during the recent past pointed out that the state of similar nature was also experienced in certain other parts of the province as well as FATA and there is a need to continue the efforts to avoid the circumstances because of which we have suffering. Stressing the importance of further streamlining the medical system in the province, the Governor said, indeed there is growing sense not only at the national level but internationally as well to revamp it to contemporary demands and realities. We need to produce professionals who have the capacity to address health not from the perspective of individual patient but as part of a team integrated into the larger health delivery system, he said. Inter- disciplinary and health care system connectivity has to be the key contributors on which medical education is advanced, he added. In fact, the Governor said, various disciplines, especially the epidemiology, economics, social and behavioural sciences, ethics and human rights influence the manners in which health care system will be promoted and provided to the nation. Congratulating the principal and the faculties for the distinctive position which this new budding medical college has achieved in a short span of time, the Governor said, when I look back to the difficult and troubled period what you people have gone through, I really found it a remarkable achievement. The college, he said, has set high standards amongst its sister institutions and expressed the hope that it will make its way with more successes in future too. Pointing towards the graduates, the Governor who is also the Chancellor of the Khyber Medical University said, this is only a partial accomplishment of the task, they have set for their lives and awarding degrees is a recognition of the knowledge and skills they have gained over the period. In this sacred and sagacious field, he added, nothing can be the better guiding light for a young doctor than the ideal of service to humanity, especially the poor, neglected and the privileged class. The Vice Chancellor in his speech said, that the KMU besides having its six constituent institutions is also availing the affiliations of twenty medical colleges in the province. Recently, he added, 150 medical scholars have been extended the enrolment in M.Phil leading to Ph.D classes while 25 have been directly enrolled for Ph.D studies in various disciplines of medical sciences. Earlier, the Principal of the College, Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Khan while presenting the annual report of the college said that institution took start with 50 students almost thirteen years back has doubled its enrolment during the recent years. He also requested the Governor to help them in getting purpose built building for the college as well as further development of its academic facilities.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 25, 2012
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